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Hecarim - Captain and Savior

Last updated on February 19, 2014
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 15

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 15


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Hecarim Top. Why?

"Hecarim... go jungle."



No. Hecarim is a great top laner. Give him 8% lifesteal, alongside his heal from Spirit of Dread, and he can trade harass with even the most annoying of range heroes. Also, a lot of players don't know how to handle a Hecarim in lane at this point.


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Runes & Masteries

Strength.



The justification for these runes and masteries is to simply give Hecarim an advantage in lane.
Armor > Reduces damage from physical harassment. Magic resitance > Reduces magical harass. Lifesteal > 8% lifesteal combined with W, and you've got all the health regen you need, and then some. Some bonus gold, mana regen, movespeed, and attack enhancement is just for additional strength.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:


- Speed - Quite possibly the fastest champion in the game.
- Initiation - Very strong initiation, may appear out of nowhere.
- Tank - Can hold his ground against several enemy champions.
- Damage - Got some serious physical nuke and constant damage.

Cons:


- Crowd control - Lacks hard CC. Only real CC is fear from ultimate.
- Chasing kites - Due to no CC, Hecarim is a victim of kiting and enemy CC.
- Superman - It's easy to get really greedy and tunnelvision until you die in enemy fountain.
- Catch-up - Difficult to catch up if you've been shut down early.


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How to: Dominate with Hecarim

Trading and Healing.



Against almost all heroes, Hecarim will have the upper hand in a 1v1. Utilize this by attempting to trade harass as often as possible, and often trade a bit longer than your opponent would if you got the advantage, you'd be surprised how resilient Hecarim is.

Once you have traded harass, step back, regain your map control, regenerate some hit points, get some creep kill, and then rinse and repeat.

If this isn't going particularly well, just try and get as much farm as you can, and play passively. You don't have any immediate escape mechanisms, so you always got to be able to tank atleast some damage. Play safe, and if you can't farm safely, ask your jungler for gank. Alternatively, you can even join your jungler on a gank somewhere else. Mid, enemy jungler or bot, Hecarims Devestating Charge is a great ganking tool.